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2015-11

PAW PAW COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT #271

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES

November 16, 2015 – 7:00 P.M.

Paw Paw High School Media Center

Paw Paw, Illinois

 

            President Becky Moorehead called the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Paw Paw Community Unit School District #271 to order at 7:04 P.M. on Monday, November 16, 2015.  Those answering roll call were:  Becky Moorehead, Jason Penman, Daryl Rosenkrans, Steve Richey, Heidi McKee, and Chris Fairchild.  Absent was Chris Jones.  Also present were Superintendent Stan Adcock, Principal Chuck Schneider, Emmylou Truckenbrod, Karen Vlasaty, and Sue Johnston.  Also, Pamela Marks, Kim Gudmunson, Ashley Stahl, Josh Sarver, and Shannon Wiercinski, teachers at Paw Paw Schools.

 

Approval of the Minutes:

Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of October 19, 2015, as presented.   

            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Closed Session of October 19, 2015 as presented.

            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve the minutes of the Special Board Meeting of November 9, 2015 as presented.

            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Consent Agenda Items:

 Jason Penman, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items as presented:

            A).        Approval of the additions/corrections, as follows:

                             ED:              $ 224,143.43

OP/M:             $ 20,828.90

                        TRANS:             $ 8,981.56

                         IMRF:              $ 8,901.80    

                        TORT:              $ 2,663.80

           DEBT SERVICE:             $ 379,831.25              

       WORKING CASH:             $ 0

  CAPITAL PROJECTS:                $ 0

              FIRE SAFETY:                $ 0

                       TOTAL:             $ 645,350.74

            B).        Approval of the Treasurer’s Report as submitted by Eunice Rogers, District Treasurer;

            C).        The Financial Reports as presented.

 

            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Board of Education

Regular Meeting – Monday, November 16, 2015

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 Open Forum: 

Pam Marks gave the Board an update on the ROE Math/Science Core Classes for teachers. Pam Marks, Shannon Wiercinski, Josh Sarver, and Kevin Hendley have attended the classes. The classes are designed to help fill in the gaps that are in our current curriculum for math and science. The teachers that have attended the classes are sharing what they learn with other teachers in the school.

 

Items for Discussion:

  1. a.      Old Business
    1.  Approve Discontinuation of Bus Route Stop for Wabansi Trail 
    2. Approval of Bus Route Pay (CS) 

 

  1. b.      New Business
    1.  Set New Meeting Dates for December and March
    2.  Approve FY2016 Tax Levy   
    3.  Approve HS GBB Over Night Trip request and ACTS Donation to pay for the Hotel
    4. Approve Resignations, Extra-curricular Positions and Volunteer coaching positions (CS)

 

Principal’s Report:    

            The Blood Drive went well with 25 people donating which will help save 75 lives. The Quiz Bowl team has won first round and is moving on. Veterans Day recognition went very well. The Athletic committee will review our sports cooperative with Amboy, we may want to look at other options. Lunchroom service has been monitored frequently and service times are averaging 12-13 minutes. The ROE annual life safety inspection was positive overall, however, we now may be required to have closers for doors to keep them closed instead of free-swinging. ACTS has proposed running the Homecoming Dance and have provided a draft proposal. A parent suggested a Dodge Ball Tournament for 7th grade or JH Scholastic Bowl fundraising. This may be better run by the parent or an organization such as PPO or ACTS since we do not have a JH class sponsor. For next year, the JH scholastic bowl is a good activity to incorporate around our JH activities already in place but it will need to be structured with a schedule and sponsor. We have all the needed equipment.

 

Superintendent’s Report:

            The administrative cost waiver has been approved. The new WIFI system is being installed with funds from the E-rate grant. Progressive Energy is doing an audit on the schools energy/gas costs and can possibly supply the energy and gas at a lower price.

 

Enclosures:

    Additional:  Steve Richey was concerned that Prom would be like Homecoming with little student interest and attendance.

 

 Board of Education

Regular Meeting – Monday, November 16, 2015

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 Closed Session:

             Jason Penman, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to adjourn to closed session for Personnel and/or Probable or imminent litigations and Matters Relating to An Individual Student, of the Paw Paw Community Unit School District at 7:46 P.M.

            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote 6-0.

 

Jason Penman, seconded Steve Richey, made a motion to come out of closed session at 8:41 P.M.

            Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

Action Items:

  1. Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to approve the Discontinuation of Bus Route Stop for Wabansi Trail.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 5-0 with Penman voting present.   

 

  1. Chris Fairchild, seconded by Steve Richey, made a motion to approve Bus Route Pay.

Motion passed by a roll call vote, 5-0 with Penman voting present.

 

  1. The motion to approve new meeting dates for December and March was tabled. A straw vote by the Board determined a preference to keep dates as previously set, so no action was necessary.

 

  1. Daryl Rosenkrans, seconded by Jason Penman, made a motion to approve FY2016 Tax Levy.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

  1. Becky Moorehead, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to approve HS GBB Over Night Trip Request and ACTS donation to Pay for the Hotel.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

  1. Jason Penman, seconded by Chris Fairchild, made a motion to approve extra-curricular positions and volunteer coaching positions.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

 Adjournment:

 Heidi McKee, seconded by Becky Moorehead, made a motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting of the Paw Paw Community Unit District #271 at 8.44 P.M.

Motion passed unanimously by a roll call vote, 6-0.

 

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                        President                                                                                               Secretary